Recently opened in one of Cape Town’s most charming streets, Liam Mooney Studio is situated in a gorgeous old building with graceful arched windows, through which passersby get tempting glimpses of the constantly evolving collection of products inside. Up the elegantly curved interior staircase is where the most tempting items reside, ranging from newly designed furniture to vintage finds, limited-edition collaborative items and products by exclusive international brands.
The core collection includes classic, comfortable and well-made pieces for the home, all of which are made to order and often customisable. Collectible furniture sourced from auctions will be for sale, alongside the Liam Mooney range. ‘I select pieces either because they are of extreme beauty or because they are important design pieces,’ says Mooney. ‘I like mixing vintage with new.’
Collaboration is also key to the Liam Mooney Studio ethos, and Mooney has hand-picked a range of local artisans to create a series of limited-edition designs. These range from tableware by Mervyn Gers to an anodised-aluminium desk lamp created by The Artisan, to coffee mugs and sculptural vessels by SRVE Ceramics.
Mooney is also stocking a range of both local and international brands to complement the bespoke offering. These include art pieces by Whatiftheworld Gallery, custom-designed wool rugs by Laureen Rossouw, luxury scented candles and body products by British brand Haeckels, and candles by Bredasdorp-based Kapula Candles.
Last but not least, Mooney has partnered up with interior-design service providers, whose offerings complement the products in store. Joinery and carpentry services by Kitchinc are offered, alongside small-space landscaping by LPE Projects and a variety of flooring solutions. Alwijn Burger of Blomboy will be creating large-scale conceptual flower arrangements to promote his floristry services. The final touch? A petite in-store coffee shop, where you can take a break from planning your new space and ponder your shopping choices.